Japanese Food Spots in Ehime Area

  • Oidenka Dogo Restaurant
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 13-23
    This restaurant, directly supplied by a fishmonger, is located very near to the Dogo Onsen Honkan in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture and is recognizable by its cute mural of tanuki racoon dogs. All tables inside are sunken kotatsu (heated tables) and there is a calm atmosphere. The local cuisine using seasonal seafood from the Seto Inland Sea is popular; it includes the Uwajima-style sea bream rice, a local specialty. Popular dishes are the local cuisine set lunch which has limited availability of carefully-selected, reasonably-priced seafood and the kamameshi rice pot set.

    ★This restaurant has English Menu by tablet. ★It costs about $30 at night. I was recommended here by a hotels staff. I heard that a fish dealer was operating this restaurant. So, I was looking...

  • Dogo Uotake
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    3.5
    74 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 13-19
    This restaurant serving local cuisine is located close to Dogo Onsen Honkan in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture. Customers can savor typical local cuisine centering around seafood from the Seto Inland Sea as well as plenty of Iyo meat and vegetables. Its most famous dish is the Dogo tendon rice bowl topped with a generous portion of prawn, chikuwa fish sausage and vegetable tempura. It is a superb dish of which the restaurant is proud and for which ingredients are carefully selected right down to the sauce, rice, miso soup and pickles. Uotake Pirate Udon, a noodle dish with a generous portion of seafood from the sea that used to be associated with local pirates and Uwajima sea bream rice (rice topped with fresh sea bream sashimi) are both popular.

    I travelled to Matsuyama for a conference in March, and I was looking for a restaurant to have lunch. I walked past Dogo Uotake and there were a few people waiting outside, so I decided to join the...

  • Nikitatsu-an
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougokitamachi 3-18
    Located a 5-minute walk from Dogo Onsen Station, the Nikitatsu kaiseki cuisine restaurant is annexed to an old sake wine cellar facing the Nigitatsu road. Directly operated by Mizukuchi Shuzo sake brewery, a large variety of Japanese wines can be enjoyed including Daiginjoshu Sanjugo and junmai, Iyo no Usuzumizakura, as well as shochu, and the Dogo microbrew. The meal courses, artistically arranged in kaiseki style, are centered around fresh sashimi distinctively served in wooden-tubs. This cuisine can be economically enjoyed during lunch hours, along with other dishes such as tempura bowl-set dishes. Nikitatsu-an also offers a local Dogo beer and snack set.

    ゴールデンウィークとあって道後温泉街は 人・人・人でした 食事時は「鯛めし」の看板のあるお店に 長蛇の列が・・・。私は松山に住んでいても いつも 道後温泉には お風呂に入りに行くだけでした。 最近の観光ブームに久しぶりに 温泉街を ぶらぶら・・・。 さてお昼ご飯 あの長蛇の列を避けて 造り酒屋「仁喜多津酒造」のにきたつ庵へ 穴場です 列ぶ事無く しかも テラス席に 価格もリーズナブルな...

  • Kuramotoya
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Ichibanchou 1-11-7 Hamamachi Ichibancho Building 1F
    Along the Okaido shopping district near Katsuyama-cho Station, this standing bar serves only sake. As a showroom for the Ehime manufacturer, the modest shop interior is welcoming to any person who wants to casually drop by, built around the theme of “casual sake.” They offer about 150 brands from 28 local Ehime breweries. A rare standing-style bar, you can a cup of local sake for 100 yen and there are lots of snacks too. Enjoy the mood, and check out some as souvenirs too. It has even been shown on television.

    Good place for tasting all kinds of local sakes. There were some snacks for accompanying your drinks. It may be hard to choose from all the sakes. You can start with tasting sets or ask for...

  • Shimohagatei
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    4.5
    26 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 1946
    This 140-year old remodeled merchant’s house with its historical ambience has been designated a registered tangible cultural property. Interior décor like its furniture and tableware is reminiscent of those days gone by. The restaurant uses Japanese buckwheat flour and Uchiko-grown vegetables. Their “Noasobi Bento” lunch box with local seasonal ingredients is always popular. The second floor is used as a gallery. In addition to selling local traditional crafts, events are held on a regular basis.

    I ordered one of this month’s specials, shiitake mushroom with sobs noodles. The waitress brought a basket with two large shiitake mushrooms in it and asked me which I would like. I chose one and...

  • Tomiya
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Uwajima-shi Wareimotomachi 1-3-2
    This restaurant is located in Warei-Motomachi 1-Chome, Uwajima City. Its menu includes regional cuisine such as Uwajima-style taimeshi that features sea bream sashimi dressed with sauce and egg yolk and served on rice. Other offerings include set meals, rice bowls, and noodle dishes such as champon.

    駅前商店街の再開発でJR宇和島駅の裏手の方に移転したようです。店構えが立派かつお洒落になっていますが、肩肘張らずに利用できる食事処です。ランチだったので鍋焼きうどん、連れは宇和島ちゃんぽんを食べました。ともにじゃこ天が入っています。いずれもほっとする味で美味しくいただきました。刺身や天ぷらの定食、飲みメニューもあります。

  • Taiya Taimeshi Shop
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Mitsu 1-3-21
    This taimeshi sea bream rice specialist is in Mitsu 1-chome, Matsuyama city. They use a kominka (old house) that is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property, and offer a Taimeshi Zen meal set with taimeshi (rice cooked with sea bream), sashimi, and stewed dishes along with old-fashioned homestyle Jako-ten whitebait fishcake. Since they use only wild sea bream bought fresh from the market every morning, servings are limited and reservations are recommended.

    趣ある雰囲気が素敵なお店です。 おひつに入って出てくる鯛めしは絶品です。 余ったら鯛めしはおにぎりにしてくれました! 愛媛に行った時はまた立ち寄りたいお店です。

  • Setouchi Ryori Ajikura
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Matsuyama-shi Dogoyunomachi 12-32
    This restaurant specializing in regional cuisine is located on the Dogo Haikara Dori shopping arcade in Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama City. It serves items such as set meals, rice bowls, and sushi that heavily feature local seafood from the Seto Inland Sea. One of the restaurant’s specialties is taimeshi, which refers to a number of dishes featuring sea bream served with ric e. Three different types are available; their original Nanyo-style taimeshi, which features sea bream sashimi and grated yam, hyugameshi, which is served with a raw egg, and Chuyo-style taimeshi, which features a whole sea bream steamed together with the rice.

    Located inside Dogo arcade, business hours 11am-2pm & 5pm-9pm, closed on Tuesday. I order the Tai men (snapper noodle), tachiuo tō-age (fried cutlass fish) & dogo black beer. Their snapper food r...

  • Toribayashi
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Imabari-shi Minamidaimoncho 1-6-17
    This yakitori shop is on prefectural route 157 in Minamidaimon-cho 1-chome, Imabari city. They server Imabari's unique style of yakitori, which is chicken griddle-cooked instead of flame grilled. Their most popular dishes include Imabari Yakitori standards like Kawayaki, or the local specialty Toryu Renkon lotus root packed with minced chicken.

    My daughter took us here the other night. Had a verity of things to eat. Started with the chicken skins that were very nice. Then on to the chicken with scallions also the beef and scallions both...

  • Rinsuke
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2027
    Come enjoy traditional Southern-Ehime Taimeshi, rice with sea bream in this Japanese-style restaurant. In the central (Chuyo) and eastern (Toyo) regions, grilled whole sea breams are cooked with rice, but in the southern (Nanyo) region, around Rinsuke here in Uwajima, it features raw sliced sea bream which is placed on rice along with a special soy-sauce based sauce and egg yolk. Many restaurants will dissolve the egg yolk in a dashi fish broth, but here along with shredded nori and ground sesame seeds, a whole egg yolk is placed on top of the fresh sliced sea beam that completely covers the rice. Another popular menu item that is also served with their special sauce is a boiled barley and rice dish mixed with grated yam.

    宇和島式鯛めしが絶品です。内子の商店街の見つけやすいところにあります。地元の人々も通う人気店です。売り切れになる場合もありますので夜にご予定の場合は葉山に行くことをお勧めします。

  • SETOUCHI CHAYA Omishima
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    3.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 5119-2
    One of the best foods and souvenir shops along the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido route. Come taste fantastic local cuisine made with seafood delivered from the Omishima fishery coop and local Ehime koshihikari rice. One of their specialties is their famous Tai-meshi (rice with sea bream) where the sea bream is steamed with their secret sauce in a wicker basket which they've served ever since they first opened. Indulge yourself with every bite in the rich full flavor of the sea bream. In the attached store you'll find around 800 different popular items including Imabari Towels and small bitesize Lemon-Persimmon Japanese sweets, making this the perfect place to get souvenirs while taking the Shimanami drive.

    ツアー客専用会場だけあって、横並びの長テーブル仕様。添乗員・ドライバーさん用の小部屋もあって、まさしくツアー客専用のよう。メイン料理のたこめしは、上にふりかけ風の具材をかけて食べます。2種類ありました。ほくほくして美味しくいただきました。暑い日だったので、冷水がとても美味しく感じました。

  • Yakitori Sancho
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Imabari-shi Suehirocho 1-4-7
    This yakitori shop is in Suehiro-cho 1-chome, Imabari city. They use their own original breed of chickens, Iyo Suigun, grown on their own farm Imabari's special griddle-cooked yakitori. They offer multi-course meals offering a full course of local free-range chicken flavor, as well as fried dishes, sashimi, hotpot, and more to pair with local sake.

    今治にきたら焼き鳥屋!ということでこちらへ。 金曜の夜ということもあり、ほぼ満席でしたがちょうど席があいてラッキー! 鶏皮は甘辛のタレで美味しかったです。

  • Wabisuke restaurant (Seasonal and local delicacies)
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Ebisumachi 1-2-6
    The Wabisuke restaurant is situated around seven minutes’ walk from Uwajima Station (on the JR Yosan Line). The restaurant prides itself on serving dishes made with locally-sourced food; its outstanding local dishes make extensive use of Uwajima’s fresh seafood and mountain specialties. Wabisuke has a relaxed, casual atmosphere and a comprehensive range of dining options; patrons can eat sitting at the counter, in individual rooms, or around a hori-gotatsu heated table. The restaurant also serves lunches.

    We had a typical Japanese set meal. Appetizers, hot pot, salad, miso soup rice and tempura. The food was ok - service was great which helped the overall rating. Nothing really notable about the...

  • Kumafuku
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Mendoricho 2243-1
    This egg specialist is in Mendori-cho, Shikokuchuo city. They contract directly with a poultry farm, and use only morning-fresh eggs from pure domestic Momiji breed chickens in dishes like tamagokake-gohan (raw egg with rice), omelet meal sets, tamagoyaki Japanese style rolled egg, and Tamago Don rice bowls and Tamago Steak dishes. There is also a direct sales shop offering egg-based sweets.

    四国中央市の熊野養鶏所さんがやっている卵かけご飯の専門店です。卵はかけ放題、卵かけご飯専用のお醤油は三種類あり、違った味を楽しめます!黄身が白い卵のオムレツは限定五食で提供されてますが、まだ食べれてません(泣)美豊卵のプリンも絶品です! 三島川之江ICを降りてすぐですが、細い道に入って少し判りづらい場所にあるのでナビは必須です!

  • Hinode
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Misugimachi 11-8
    Hinode located about three minutes’ walk from Mitsu Station on Iyo Railway Takahama Line is a specialty Mitsuhamayaki restaurant which has been loved by locals for over a half century since its establishment. Mitsuhamayaki in which a dough using flour dissolved in water is fried on an iron plate and topped with ingredients such as spring onion, cabbage and soba noodles is a local soul food, and it can be eaten not only as a meal but also as a snack. It is superb as the sweet, spicy sauce, springy base, texture and the umami taste of the ingredients go well together. Sobadaitsuki nikudamaabura (Japanese pancake topped with meat and beef fat on soba noodles as a base) is the most popular menu item. The small restaurant has only counter seating, and takeaway is also available.

    松山の日の出さんへ訪問。 三津浜焼きを食べました。 そば台付き肉玉油を食べました。 特に、ソースが美味しかった。

  • Noshima Suigun
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    3.0
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Miyakubochoumiyakubo 1293-2
    This goods shop&restaurant is located in front of the Murakami Suigun Museum on Oshima Island at Shimanami Kaido. Their cuisine highlights lively seafood raised in the harsh tides of Shimanami Sea, and at a reasonable price. Popular choices include the “kaisen don” —a rice bowl topped with sashimi of the fresh fish caught that day. The outdoor seating offers you “kaisen barbeque” —with seasonal seafood grilled on a charcoal grill. Also at this restaurant, you can enjoy the experience of the tide at Shimanami Kaido at 10 % discount.

    The food was average. But you could forgive the taste and the overpriced selection, if there would be some kind of acceptable service. From the non existing greetings at the door, to unfriendly and...

  • Japanese Cuisine Tonomachi Tarui
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Ozushi Nakamura Tonomachi 553-19
    Come taste local riverside Ozu cuisine in this remodeled county office building originally built during the early Meiji-period. From the second floor of this beautiful wooden structure you can look out and see Ozu Castle. Their specialty is their Tonomachi-Tarui meal serving eel grilled with their secret sauce that they've protected since the Taisho-period. They can accommodate any situation with counter seating where you can easily drop in by yourself, private rooms where you can relax without worrying about your surroundings, and even a banquet hall. They also offer simple lunch boxes, exquisite arrangements for seasonal festivals or family gatherings, and special meals for memorial services.

    大洲城帰りにオススメです リーズナブルで絶品の郷土料理 皆さん鰻をお昼に食べられる方も多かった 大洲は鵜飼いの地 なので地魚もオススメ 子供には唐揚げ、エビフライ定食もあるよ

  • marina-tei
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Nishiuwa-gun Ikatacho Misaki 589
    This seafood restaurant is located on the Sadamisaki Melody Line in Misaki, Ikata Town, Nishiuwa County. It serves rice bowls, set meals, a la carte dishes, and more made with seasonal local seafood from the waters around Sadamisaki including fish caught by the owner himself. One popular offering is their Nanyo Gozen set meals, which includes sashimi, grilled fish, and a grilled turban shell. Another is their Osakana Gozen set meals, which includes jakoten (fried fish cakes made with small fry) and a jako croquette.

    三崎港手前のレストラン。鯛やイクラのどんぶり。出汁と生卵をかき混ぜ、ご飯にかけて食べます。絶妙な味でした。

  • Yakitori Awaodori
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Shikokuchuo Mishima Chuo 4-7-7
    This chicken cuisine shop is in Mishimachuo 4-chome, Shikokuchuo city. They're famous for the local treat Ageashi Dori, a bone-in chicken thigh fried whole, and use Tokushima's Awaodori breed free-range chicken in a full menu.

    店内は板間席、カウンター席がありますが、板間席からなのか隣のお客さんとの間隔が非常に狭く感じます。 メニューは豊富で、手や足、皮から鳥刺しまでありあす。

  • Kadoya (Ekimae Main Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Nishikimachi 8-1 Station Street
    This restaurant serving up local cuisine is just a two-minute walk from Uwajima Station. They serve up a variety of Ehime staples including Uwajima Tai Meshi (Rice cooked with sea bream), in which fresh slices of sea bream topped with sauce mixed with raw egg, and Jako-ten-yaki, in which small fish are mashed into a paste and then fried into tempura. They serve a number of dishes that can't be had anywhere else, such as Fukayuzarashi, a dish from the southern region with boiled shark served with a spicy-sweet dipping sauce called migarashi, and Sea Bream Soumen (requires advance reservation) where a full sea bream is served with soumen noodles arranged to evoke the waves off of Uwajima. Alongside traditional tatami mat seating they offer dug out seating, perfect for families with small children.

Ehime Areas

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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